Predicting the Outcome of Every Eagles Game This Season

Now that the preseason is over, we have a little more of an idea of what this Eagles season is going to look like. So, lets take a look at each of their games this year and see how they match up against their opponents.

RG3 will lead the ‘Skins to a Week 1 win over the Birds.

Week 1 at Washington: The Eagles open up the season on Monday Night Football with a Week 1 NFC East battle at FedEx field. It will be a battle of two running quarterbacks (Michael Vick and Robert Griffin III) making the offenses very similar, but the Washington defense will provide the winning edge, handing the Eagles a Week 1 loss.

Predicted score: Redskins 28, Eagles 17

Week 2 vs San Diego: The Birds will then look to rebound in the home opener against the Chargers. When home field advantage is factored in with playing a mediocre team, I see the Eagles improving to 1-1 in a very solid win.

Predicted score: Eagles 34, Chargers 20

Week 3 vs Kansas City: Chip Kelly will have to regroup his team immediately, as they will play perhaps the Eagles’ most anticipated game of the year just four days later: Andy Reid’s return to Philly on Thursday Night Football. Despite the Chiefs not being that good, all of the emotional buildup will result in a down-to-the-wire contest. In the end, Andy Reid’s poor ability to coach on a short week will show, and the Eagles will pull out the win in a very close contest.

Predicted score: Eagles 17, Chiefs 14

The Broncos’ passing game will prove too much for the Eagles (via ESPN)

Week 4 at Denver: Following the long week, the Eagles will travel to Denver to play their toughest game of the year. The Broncos are an extremely talented team on both sides of the football, and the Eagles defense is going to struggle to find a way to stop Peyton Manning throughout the entire game. This game won’t be a massive blowout, but the Eagles will probably lose by multiple possessions, dropping them to 2-2.

Predicted score: Broncos 31, Eagles 13

Week 5 at New York Giants: The Eagles will then take the 2-hour trip up I-95 to play the rival Giants at MetLife Stadium. As always, this should be an outstanding NFC East battle that will go right down to the wire. Unfortunately, I see a close, heartbreaking loss dropping the Eagles’ record to 2-3.

Predicted score: Giants 30, Eagles 24

Week 6 at Tampa Bay: Our beloved Birds will then look to conclude the hardest part of their schedule (3 consecutive road games) on a high note as they will travel down to the warm climate of Florida for a Sunday afternoon game with the Buccaneers. Despite a pretty good offseason for the Bucs, the Eagles will score just enough to pick up their first road victory of the season.

Predicted score: Eagles 27, Buccaneers 17

Week 7 vs Dallas: The Eagles will then return home and play Tony Romo and the Cowboys. While the Eagles certainly have the potential to beat a team such as Dallas, I don’t see them beating them the first time around. It will be a close game, but either a great Cowboy performance or a late Eagles mistake is going to hand the Cowboys the victory.

Predicted score: Cowboys 24, Eagles 20

The Birds’ rushing attack will lead them in a crucial win over Big Blue.

Week 8 vs New York Giants: The NFC East season will then continue as the Eagles will play the Giants again, but this time in Philly. Chip Kelly will be very prepared for this game and he will be able to defend home field advantage and force a season split with New York. The Eagles improve to 4-4 midway through the season.

Predicted score: Eagles 30, Giants 20

Week 9 at Oakland: The Eagles must then prepare for a west coast trip, as they will take on the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are maybe one of the leagues worst teams, and despite having lunatic fans, this should be a fairly easy easy Eagles win.

Predicted score: Eagles 27, Raiders 14

Week 10 at Green Bay: Following a reasonably easy game, the task will get much harder as the Eagles will fly to Green Bay for a battle at the infamous Lambeau Field. Needless to say, this game will be nearly as tough as the game in Denver, making it very unlikely that the Eagles will pull out a victory. The Eagles once again won’t play terribly, but it should be a game that the Packers win, dropping the Eagles record to 5-5.

Predicted score: Packers 38, Eagles 24

Week 11 vs Washington: As the easier part of the schedule rolls in; the Eagles will welcome the Redskins to the Linc for a Week 1 rematch. Other than being an inter-division game (which are always incredibly critical), this game is especially important because it’s the last game before the bye. With all of the importance surrounding the game, the Eagles season will take a step in the right direction, as they will defend home field advantage and knockoff off the Redskins.

Predicted score: Eagles 24,  Redskins 21

Week 12: BYE (6-5)

Week 13  vs Arizona: Following the week off, the Eagles will continue the easiest part of their schedule (now its 3 games at home in a row, with a bye in between) by welcoming Carson Palmer and the Cardinals to Philadelphia. Like prior years, the weapons on both sides of the football are very limited for Arizona, making what should be another fairly easy (although still close) win for the Eagles.

Predicted score: Eagles 27, Cardinals 20

Week 14 vs Detroit: As the home stretch of the season begins, the Eagles will host a Lions team that will be coming off a long week (they will be playing on the Thursday prior to this game). However, this factor will go unnoticed as Chip Kelly will be in a “coaching groove” at this point, and will lead the Eagles to another close victory.

Predicted score: Eagles 30, Lions 27

The Eagles’ run defense just won’t be able to stop AP (via Getty Images)

Week 15 at Minnesota: Unfortunately, I think returning to the road will end the Chip Kelly “coaching groove”. Although the Vikings certainly aren’t great, the running attack of Adrian Peterson will tear apart the Eagles defense. This will be a game in which the Eagles do not play well in, and the Vikings are going to drop the Eagles record to 8-6.

Predicted score: Vikings 27, Eagles 17

Week 16 vs Chicago: With just two weeks left in the NFL season, the Eagles will welcome the Bears to Philadelphia in the final regular season home game of the year. This game should be a close contest as Chicago is a very good football team (especially on defense). From the perspective of the Eagles, they will be a little too good and give the Eagles their second consecutive loss.

Predicted score: Bears 31, Eagles 20

Week 17:at Dallas: On the season’s final day, the Eagles will fly to Dallas with the hopes of finishing out the season strong. This is a game in which Michael Vick will play very strongly in, pulling out the 2013 sweep of the Dallas Cowboys.

Predicted score: Eagles 21, Cowboys 13

So, based on my predictions the Eagles will finish the 2013 season with a record of 9-7. Honestly, despite these predictions being on the optimistic side, these are certainly realistic expectations of how the Eagles season plays itself out. As for the playoffs, 9-7 doesn’t usually do it on average, but an Eagles wild card spot isn’t completely out of the question.


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